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Zuckerberg sued for fraud in Palo Alto real estate deal

A Palo Alto real estate developer is suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg alleging fraud in a deal that allegedly included...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by sour grapes, on Jun 9, 2014 at 11:24 am | 28 comments | 16069 Views


Palo Alto the #1 snobbiest city in the COUNTRY?

Why is this story not published here? Too embarrassing?

Original post made by Blue on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by litgal, on Jul 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm | 28 comments | 4814 Views


Palo Alto to reconsider fee for single-story zones

Residents seeking to enact bans on two-story homes in their Eichler-style neighborhoods may soon get a little financial aid...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 28 comments | 8234 Views


Palo Alto may ask voters for new storm-drain fees

The city is considering going to voters next year to ask them to approve new fees to keep Palo Alto's storm-drain improvements...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Pete n Repete, on Sep 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 28 comments | 5367 Views


Animal shelter is not closing, city officials say

A website petition claiming that Palo Alto plans to close its animal shelter prompted city officials to issue a press release...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2015
Last comment by Tony, on Oct 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 28 comments | 7134 Views


Obstacles hamper plans for Matadero Creek bikeway

A divisive proposal to create a bike-friendly "greenway" along Palo Alto's Matadero Creek hit a series of speed bumps last...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 23, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 28 comments | 6393 Views


Palo Alto wins grant for crafting new vision for Fry's site

After years of talking about plans to transform the area around Fry's Electronics in the Ventura neighborhood, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 22, 2017 at 1:04 am | 28 comments | 11381 Views


Residential park's overhaul could cost $30M

A sweeping transformation of Palo Alto's Buena Vista Mobile Home Park could cost upwards of $30 million, according to the...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2018
Last comment by Megan's Law, on Mar 9, 2018 at 9:56 am | 28 comments | 9513 Views


Rick Perry praises SLAC employees during visit to national lab

If you're a scientist at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, you can change the...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2018
Last comment by Losing it 4 Trump, on Apr 4, 2018 at 12:50 pm | 28 comments | 6534 Views


East Palo Alto to block rush-hour traffic through the city

Fed up with relentless traffic jams caused by Palo Alto and Menlo Park employees, East Palo Alto officials plan to construct...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 3, 2019 at 11:28 am | 28 comments | 9358 Views


Around Town: Survey finds Palo Alto parks are sprawling with visitors; city seeks more EV charging stations

In the latest Around Town column, a new survey finds Palo Alto's parks have more visitors compared to others across the U.S.,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 5, 2019 at 8:51 am | 28 comments | 9668 Views


Palo Alto throws City Hall employees a lifeline as economy crumbles

After seeing the local economy collapse seemingly overnight, Palo Alto’s elected leaders began to plan Monday for a grim...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Golden Rule, on Apr 9, 2020 at 4:36 pm | 28 comments | 11455 Views


Masks : I thought Palo Altans were intelligent

Today I walked at the Baylands. Noteworthy was the absence of masks on adults and children, on bikes, walking, on their...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Apr 22, 2020 at 4:10 pm | 28 comments | 1780 Views


Labor talks sputter as Palo Alto approves major budget cuts

Palo Alto concluded one of its most brutal budget seasons in recent memory on Monday night, when the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Sep 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm | 28 comments | 12638 Views


Palo Altan Grace Mah seeks fourth term on county school board

Grace Mah, a Palo Alto resident, parent and longtime community volunteer, is seeking a fourth term on the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Bullis and Summit update!, on Jul 25, 2020 at 11:29 pm | 28 comments | 10908 Views


Downtown development moves ahead despite criticism

A proposal to construct a mixed-use building with 65 apartments on University Avenue eked out an early win, despite criticism...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 23, 2022 at 11:43 am | 28 comments | 7722 Views


Why a Palo Alto City Council member risks breaking the law by giving speeches

Long before Julie Lythcott-Haims won a council seat, she had a national reputation as an author, educator and public speaker....

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2023
Last comment by mjh, on Apr 23, 2023 at 1:03 pm | 28 comments | 8763 Views


Man detained by Palo Alto police after he allegedly hurled items at passersby on El Camino

Palo Alto police chased down and detained a man on Wednesday, April 26, after he allegedly threw objects at passersby from...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on May 8, 2023 at 12:31 am | 28 comments | 7891 Views


Landmark deal paves way for transformation of Fry's site

Palo Alto approved on Tuesday a landmark deal with Sobrato Organization that paves the way for redevelopment of Ventura's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2023
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 22, 2023 at 8:46 pm | 28 comments | 13620 Views


CinéArts, a haven for local cinephiles, permanently shutters

CinéArts at Palo Alto Square, a movie theater that for decades has been a popular destination for local film lovers, will...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2021
Last comment by maguro_01, on Jul 3, 2021 at 12:14 am | 28 comments | 20602 Views
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